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Phoenix art pieces – West Cork children’s work on O’Donovan Rossa

Three art pieces will be on display in Skibbereen Library from Wednesday 8th July which were produced by local children at Easter workshops in Skibbereen, Clonakilty and Dunmanway libraries this year, facilitated by three artists. The display of these pieces is part of Cork County Library and Arts Service’s O’Donovan Rossa centenary commemorations.

Youth Theatre Camp at West Cork Arts Centre

Youth Theatre & Performance Camp at The Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre running from 4th – 8th August with party and presentation on Sat 8th July With Facilitators Karen Minihan, Rónán MacRaois.

66th AGM for Carbery Macra

Carbery Macra members gathered for the abbaul AGM in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway recently, attended by Jerry Murphy, training and development officer and Gerard Griffin, Munster Vice-President. To oversee proceedings on the night was Gerard Collins, former Regional Chairperson.

Alfred Elmore plaque unveiling in Clonakilty

A simple unveiling  by Mayor of Clonakilty Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin of a plaque on the entrance wall to the former Convent of Mercy and Sacred Heart Secondary School on 18th June will at last see artist Alfred Elmore remembered publicly in his own town. The 18th June marked the 200 anniversary of his birth at nearby Scartagh Cottage, where the old convent now stands. Following the unveiling, a lecture on

Local heroes take on Mizen to Malin cycle for Lisheens House

A group of 15 local middle aged hobby cyclists dubbed “Local Heroes” have taken on a cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head in aid of Lisheens House Suicide Prevention Charity West Cork, to highlight the benefit of physical exercise in combating mental health issues. It is part of a wider campaign we have in mind to get people even in groups of two to get out walking, running or

National Carers Week celebrated in West Cork

National Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign calling on individuals, organisations, the Government and media to join a nationwide drive to reach thousands of Carers missing out on support and services.  From Monday 8th June to Sunday 14th June 2015, organisations and individuals  joined together to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges Carers face and recognise the contribution Carers make to families and communities throughout Ireland.   Carers

Ewe Experience fundraiser for Bantry Care For The Aged

THE Ewe Experience annual charity tea party raised €900 for Bantry Care For The Aged. On a lovely June day visitors from a wide area contributed to a great tea party in Glengarriff. Among the supporters was Jim O’Sullivan, one of the original founders of the voluntary organisation in Bantry back in 1967, and still very much active.

Courtmacsherry-Timoleague 10k road race

The 8th Annual Courtmacsherry-Timoleague 10k road race will take place on Friday 26th June at 8pm. Officially measured, chip timed flat and fast coarse just 45 minutes from Cork city. The course runs along side the beautiful Courtmacsherry bay and if you want to set a personal best this is the course to do it on.

Clonakilty Random Acts of Kindness Festival announces ‘One Kind Day’ 2015

THE Clonakilty Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) Festival today announced One Kind Day, which will take place on Saturday 18th July 2015. Now in its fourth year, Clonakilty RAOK Festival will celebrate, encourage and showcase the kindness, spirit and welcoming nature of Cork people as numerous events take place throughout Clonakilty town and beyond. Festival organisers are calling on the people of Cork to pledge their involvement in advance and

Cork it at The Quays Fundraiser in aid of St. Finbarrs Boys National School

THE Quays Bar, Bantry will host an adult only ‘Cork it at The Quays Fundraiser’ on Friday 19th June 2015 with all proceeds going directly toward St. Finbarr’s Boys National School, Seskin, Bantry.   The event, which begins at 8pm, coincides with the launch of The Quays Bar’s new Wine Menu and is a FREE event.